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February 2021

Lit Fridays with Ming Smith
February 26 @ 6:00 pm

Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances on the last Friday of each month at 6:00p EST via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar. All conversations are moderated by AWAACC Literary Curator, Jessica Lanay. Ming Smith is known for her informal, in-action portraits of black cultural figures, from Alvin Ailey to Nina Simone and a wide range of jazz musicians. Ming’s career emerged formally with the publication…

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Pittsburgh’s Black Art Scene: Past, Present & Future
February 26 @ 7:00 pm

In honor of Black History Month, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center is proud to present, Pittsburgh’s Black Art Scene: Past, Present & Future. From theatre to jazz, Black art in Pittsburgh enjoys a history as rich and dynamic as the city itself. The birthplace of some of the country's most acclaimed talent, Pittsburgh is home to a vibrant local art scene and an incubator of exciting new voices. In celebration of Black History Month, we are thrilled to…

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March 2021

AW Studio Sessions: Lyndsey Morgan Smith
March 4 @ 8:00 pm

VIEW HERE The new virtual series, AW Studio Sessions is an intimate music experience with the most talented musicians on the scene, LIVE in studio. These sessions will draw you in, and make you feel like you are sitting in, a part of the hang, so pour a beverage, sit back, enjoy the music with us the first Thursday of the month through April 2021. AW Studio Sessions is made possible with support from Citizens Bank. Biography Award-Winning vocalist Lyndsey…

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Lit Fridays with Dr. Yaba Blay
March 12 @ 6:00 pm

Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar. All conversations are moderated by AWAACC Literary Curator, Jessica Lanay. Dr. Yaba Blay is a scholar-activist, public speaker, and cultural consultant whose scholarship, work and practice centers on the lived experiences of Black women and girls, with a particular focus on identity/body politics and beauty practices. Lauded by O Magazine for her social…

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BBFF presents Coded Bias
March 15 @ 7:00 pm

Black Bottom Film Festival in partnership with Indie Lens Pop-Up will screen Coded Bias on March 15, 7pm EST ahead of the premiere on PBS on March 22, 2021. Indie Lens Pop-Up is a community series that brings people together for virtual film screenings and community-driven conversations. When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that many facial recognition technologies fail more often on darker-skinned faces or the faces of women than others, she delves into an investigation of widespread…

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Lit Fridays with Nona Faustine
March 26 @ 6:00 pm

Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances on the last Friday of each month at 6:00p EST via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar. Fantasy America invites artists Nona Faustine, Kambui Olujimi, Pacifico Silano, Naama Tsabar, and Chloe Wise to revisit Andy Warhol’s publication America (1985) and contribute through their own artistic practices. Each of these five artists produces work that offers a complex picture of contemporary…

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April 2021

Black Bottom Film Festival presents Philly DA
April 19 @ 7:00 pm

In 2017, Philadelphia had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a long shot campaign to become District Attorney—and won—he pledged to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. With unprecedented access to Krasner’s office, Philly D.A.…

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AWCommunity Day
April 24 @ 11:00 am

This 2021 spring AWCommunity Day celebrates August Wilson’s 76th birthday in collaboration with August Wilson Society and Howard University. The program includes a performance by Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, poetic readings by two Youth Writers Camp scholars and a home gardening interview with Soil Sisters Plant Nursery. AWCommunity Day incorporates 3 elements of the Hill Districts featuring a community tour with Chris Rawson, a conversation with Denise Turner, Executive Director of the August Wilson House, and a spotlight of…

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The Vinyl Report
April 29 @ 7:00 pm

Every Thursday during Jazz Appreciation Month, drummer Thomas Wendt will play and discuss some of his favorite Jazz albums. This event is available only on pittsburghjazzfest.org! VIEW HERE Dakota Staton - Live and Swingin' (1963, United Artists) Pittsburgh vocalist Dakota Staton is often overlooked when great Jazz singers are discussed. But this album, recorded live at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival with trumpeter Howard McGhee's All-Star big band, is a prime example of Dakota's prowess as a one of the…

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Lit Fridays
April 30 @ 6:00 pm

Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances on the last Friday of each month at 6:00p EST via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar. All conversations are moderated by AWAACC Literary Curator, Jessica Lanay. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE PANELISTS IN ADVANCE @ info@aacc-awc.org Crystal Boson writes short, dense poems that lay bare the complicated geographies of the United States and the lives of the Black,…

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